Author: Julie Walker
Seeing how science can be turned into sound environmental policy has always been a passion of mine. So this semester I had the pleasure of participating in the Emerging Leaders in Science Policy Advocacy Memo writing competition where worked as a team to write a memo to an elected official proposing changes to science policy. Our group decided to focus on strategies to help combat red tide and we won! This means that we get to take our memo on the to present to Florida legislators in Tallahassee, as well as receive funds to participate in a science policy or communication conference. I look forward to continuing to learn more about the important role of policy and communication in the world of research.